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NEWS ROOM

Free workshops to assist growers with Horticulture Code Compliance
July 25, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO Mick Keogh, Agricultural Commissioner of the Australian Competition Consumer Commission (ACCC), recently emphasised the need for  growers…

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Working holiday visa program under scrutiny
July 24, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO Backpackers working on-farm are in the national spotlight with an emotional and potentially damaging crusade launched…

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Horticulture Now News – 18 July 2017
July 18, 2017

Working holiday visa program under scrutiny The working holiday visa program is under close inspection following the murder of a…

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Crop insurance for Queensland horticulture?
July 17, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO It has been more than three months since severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie left a trail of destruction…

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Growers call for clarity on labour hire licensing
June 28, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO As the peak industry body for Queensland horticulture, Growcom has a strong interest in ensuring that…

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Sunshine Coast macadamias in good hands
June 23, 2017

Free hands-on workshops with macadamia specialist Alan Coates are giving growers from across south-east Queensland valuable insights into how to achieve…

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Horticulture Now News – 20 June 2017
June 20, 2017

Biosecurity gets $21 million to safeguard agriculture Horticulture Innovation Australia has secured a federal government grant and co-investor funding to deliver…

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Export success compromised by budget shortcomings
June 20, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO It seems every week we see a new article highlighting the potential of the Queensland agricultural sector…

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Fresh Queensland produce showcased in Taiwan
June 20, 2017

Horticultural produce from Australia’s Murray Darling Basin in Queensland was showcased in Taiwan this month under the Australian brand Now In Season….

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Have your say on the future direction of biosecurity
June 19, 2017

You can now have your say on the draft Queensland Biosecurity Strategy: 2017-2022 to help set the future direction for biosecurity…

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Fire ant battles being won but the war’s not over
June 16, 2017

By Pat Hannan, Growcom CEO It has been more than 15 years since the first discovery of fire ants in Queensland and…

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Power price hike holds back Queensland hort
June 6, 2017

Growcom CEO, Pat Hannan Last week rural and regional Queenslanders received news their electricity bills would increase yet again in 2017-18….

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